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[movies]Carne Ross: An independent diplomat - TED.com
After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a "freelance diplomat," running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Business Innovation Factory; TED; Talks; global issues; innovation; iraq; politics; state-building; 2009
Downloads: 73
[movies]David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? - TED.com
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; genetics; innovation; sports; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 46
[movies]Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design - TED.com
In graphic design, Marian Bantjes says, throwing your individuality into a project is heresy. She explains how she built her career doing just that, bringing her signature delicate illustrations to storefronts, valentines and even genetic diagrams.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; innovation; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 28
[movies]Ramesh Raskar: A camera that takes one trillion frames per second - TED.com
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it shows the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; innovation; invention; photography; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 1,972 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that - TED.com
Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; innovation; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 44
[movies]Krista Donaldson: The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives - TED.com
We've made incredible advances in technology in recent years, but too often it seems only certain fortunate people can benefit. Engineer Krista Donaldson introduces the ReMotion knee, a prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of whom earn less than $4 a day. The design contains best-in-class technology and yet is far cheaper than other prosthetics on the market.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; innovation; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
Downloads: 53
[movies]Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone - TED.com
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. (Followed by a Q and A with TED's Chris Anderson)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; flight; innovation; military; science; technology; 2012
Downloads: 356
[movies]Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from - TED.com
People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; collaboration; innovation; novel; science; technology; 2010
Downloads: 446
[movies]Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - TED.com
Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; children; development; education; innovation; invention; tedbooks; 2009
Downloads: 97
[movies]Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? - TED.com
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions -- as brilliant as they are bold -- remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; disease; innovation; insects; invention; poverty; technology; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 80
[movies]Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" - TED.com
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, w...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; innovation; investment; science; technology; telecom; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 74
[movies]Kaki King rocks out to "Pink Noise" - TED.com
Kaki King, the first female on Rolling Stone's "guitar god" list, rocks out to a full live set at TED2008, including her breakout single, "Playing with Pink Noise." Jaw-dropping virtuosity meets a guitar technique that truly stands out.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; guitar; innovation; music; performance; singer; 2008
Downloads: 165
[movies]Neil Harbisson: I listen to color - TED.com
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; cyborg; design; entertainment; innovation; music; prosthetics; sound; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 1,087
[movies]Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing - TED.com
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; business; environment; global issues; innovation; nature; sustainability; water; 2010
Downloads: 254
[movies]Mathieu Lehanneur demos science-inspired design - TED.com
Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; disease; green; innovation; nature; product design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 55
[movies]Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! - TED.com
The last thing Rodney Mullen, the godfather of street skating, wanted were competitive victories. In this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community and how the unique environments it plays in drive the creation of new tricks -- fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion's sake. (Filmed at TEDxUSC.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; collaboration; innovation; open-source; skateboarding; tedx; TEDxUSC; 2012
Downloads: 872
[movies]Jay Walker's library of human imagination - TED.com
Jay Walker, curator of the Library of Human Imagination, conducts a surprising show-and-tell session highlighting a few of the intriguing artifacts that backdropped the 2008 TED stage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; business; culture; design; entertainment; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; library; technology; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 115
[movies]Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces - TED.com
During the hot summer months, watching an outdoor soccer match or concert can be tantamount to baking uncomfortably in the sun -- but it doesn’t have to be. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, physicist Wolfgang Kessling reveals sustainable design innovations that cool us from above and below, and even collects solar energy for later use.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; environment; global issues; innovation; invention; physics; science; sports; sustainability; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 403
[movies]Naturally 7 beatboxes a whole band - TED.com
One-of-a-kind R and B group Naturally 7 beatboxes an orchestra's worth of instruments to groove through their smooth single, "Fly Baby."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; New York; entertainment; innovation; music; performance; singer; 2009
Downloads: 316
[movies]Eric Lewis rocks the jazz world - TED.com
Eric Lewis, an astonishingly talented crossover jazz pianist -- seen by many for the first time at TED2009 -- sets fire to the keys with his shattering rendition of Evanescence's chart-topper, "Going Under."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; innovation; invention; live music; music; performance; piano; TED2009; 2009
Downloads: 122
[movies]Jane Chen: A warm embrace that saves lives - TED.com
In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. TED Fellow Jane Chen shows an invention that could keep millions of these infants warm -- a design that's safe, portable, low-cost and life-saving.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; design; entrepreneur; health; innovation; invention; medicine; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 288
[movies]Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting - TED.com
With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; environment; history; innovation; photography; sustainability; water; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 117
[movies]Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation - TED.com
Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too. (Filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; global issues; innovation; tedx; TEDxLondonBusinessSchool; 2012
Downloads: 531
[movies]Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics - TED.com
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; innovation; invention; play; youth; TEDYouth; 2011
Downloads: 282
[movies]Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action - TED.com
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biodiversity; biology; biomimicry; biotech; creativity; design; innovation; invention; nature; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 428
[movies]Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe - TED.com
Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; astronomy; history; innovation; science; technology; 2009
Downloads: 308
[movies]Jeff Bezos on the next web innovation - TED.com
The dot-com boom and bust is often compared to the Gold Rush. But Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos says it’s more like the early days of the electric industry.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; United States; business; entrepreneur; history; innovation; invention; technology; web; 2003
Downloads: 148
[movies]Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift - TED.com
Natalie Jeremijenko's unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting "fish," planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Business Innovation Factory; TED; Talks; art; arts; collaboration; design; engineering; environment; performance art; technology; 2009
Downloads: 123
[movies]Dale Dougherty: We are makers - TED.com
America was built by makers -- curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we're all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even DIY satellites.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@MotorCity; TED; Talks; collaboration; computers; curiosity; design; hack; innovation; media; technology; 2011
Downloads: 289
[movies]Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart - TED.com
Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer -- he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; engineering; health; innovation; medicine; science; technology; TEDxKrakow; 2011
Downloads: 187
[movies]Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation - TED.com
TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; business; education; global issues; innovation; science; technology; video; web; 2010
Downloads: 89
[movies]Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
Downloads: 376
[movies]Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention - TED.com
Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world's unsung inventors -- indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people's lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need -- and gain the recognition they deserve.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 86
[movies]Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels - TED.com
Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are all complicit, says Yale professor Rodrigo Canales in this unflinching talk that turns conventional wisdom about drug cartels on its head. The carnage is not about faceless, ignorant goons mindlessly killing each other but is rather the result of some seriously sophisticated brand management.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; global issues; innovation; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
Downloads: 118
[movies]Mariana Mazzucato: Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator - TED.com
Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector -- the “real revolutionaries” -- innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state -- which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth -- is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; government; innovation; investment; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 74
[movies]Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water - TED.com
If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it's unlikely you'd use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; business; development; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; water; TED@Johannesburg; 2012
Downloads: 425
[movies]Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors - TED.com
Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he's so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors -- and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; innovation; nuclear energy; physics; science; technology; youth; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 374
[movies]Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism - TED.com
For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; entrepreneur; global issues; innovation; peace; violence; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 21
[movies]Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums - TED.com
Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; innovation; TEDSalon London 2010; 2010
Downloads: 82
[movies]Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers - TED.com
In tough economic times, our exploratory science programs -- from space probes to the LHC -- are first to suffer budget cuts. Brian Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; curiosity; economics; global issues; innovation; physics; science; space; TEDSalon London 2010; 2010
Downloads: 431
[movies]Max Little: A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call - TED.com
Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy -- in a 30-second phone call.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; innovation; math; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 298
[movies]Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism - TED.com
For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; business; entrepreneur; global issues; innovation; peace; violence; youth; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 90
[movies]Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor - TED.com
How can a super-thin, three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting, futuristic demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; innovation; magic; physics; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 691
[movies]Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future - TED.com
MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; computers; future; innovation; intelligence; interface design; prediction; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 56
[movies]Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off - TED.com
Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; art; creativity; design; happiness; innovation; work; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 111
[movies]Josh Silver demos adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses - TED.com
Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; development; global issues; health; health care; innovation; invention; product design; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 65
[movies]Saul Griffith on everyday inventions - TED.com
Inventor and MacArthur fellow Saul Griffith shares some innovative ideas from his lab -- from "smart rope" to a house-sized kite for towing large loads.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; arts; collaboration; design; innovation; invention; materials; open-source; product design; technology; 2006
Downloads: 257
[movies]Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid - TED.com
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; global issues; innovation; invention; poverty; third world; women; 2009
Downloads: 49
[movies]Dean Kamen on inventing and giving - TED.com
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002
Downloads: 80
[movies]Charles Leadbeater on innovation - TED.com
In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; collaboration; culture; economics; innovation; invention; media; open-source; product design; sports; technology; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005
Downloads: 82
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